Comedy for a Cause at Cotton Hall with the Dirt Road Sports (Press Release)


Comedy for a Cause at Cotton Hall with the Dirt Road Sports

The Colquitt Miller Arts Council Kicks Off Mural Fundraising Drive With Comedy Dinner Theater

Colquitt, Georgia: The Colquitt Miller Arts Council welcomes the Dirt Road Sports to Cotton Hall on September 23rd, 2017, in the kick-off event of their fundraising drive benefitting the Millennium Mural Project. The Southern-fried comedy trio will begin at 6PM on September 23rd, with dinner served during the performance. All proceeds from the event will go towards the repair and restoration of the “Nuthin’ But A Will” mural, which was completed in 2005 as a tribute to Colquitt’s volunteer fire department, and has since suffered storm damage. Tickets for the event are $25, and include meal and entertainment. Tickets are available by calling the Arts Council’s Box Office at 229-758-5450.

“Our community takes great pride in our volunteer fire department, and in those individuals who serve within it,” says Colquitt Miller Arts Council Artistic Director Kate Cook. “Because of that, it’s very important to us that ‘Nuthin’ But A Will’ be returned to the beautiful tribute it was originally created to be.” A partnership with the Dirt Road Sports, a Colquitt-based comedy trio which features Colquitt/Miller County Fire Chief Craig Tully, Colquitt City Manager Cory Thomas, and local auctioneer and real estate agent Billy Kimbrel, provided a perfect opportunity to kick off fundraising efforts for the restoration. “We have a strong bond with the Dirt Road Sports through a shared history and our commitment to our community,” continues Cook. “We’re excited to welcome them back to Cotton Hall for this special event.”

“Nuthin’ But A Will” was the 11th mural completed as part of the Colquitt Miller Arts Council’s Millennium Mural Project, which began in 1999 with a grant from the National Endowment for The Arts. It was created by muralist Cheryl Hardin and depicts true stories of the Colquitt Miller County Volunteer Fire Department in Colquitt, Georgia.

About the Colquitt Miller Arts Council: CMAC was founded in 1989 to support the arts in Miller County, Georgia. CMAC supports four main projects: Cotton Hall Theater, which produces Swamp Gravy and other plays throughout the year, New Life Learning Center, an arts-based education facility for children, Market On The Square, a small business incubator, and the Millennium Mural Project. With its flagship project, Georgia’s Official Folk Life Play Swamp Gravy, CMAC seeks to preserve and celebrate the true stories of Miller County and Southwest Georgia through a theatrical experience that empowers individuals, bonds the community, and strengthens the local economy while crossing the boundaries of race, social class, age, and gender. More information about CMAC and Swamp Gravy can be found at or by calling 229-758-5450.


Kate Willis Cook

Colquitt Miller Arts Council


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Announcing our 2017 Spring Musical, FOOTLOOSE!


April 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30 2017

Fridays at 7:30, Saturdays at 2:00 and 6:00, Sundays at 2:00

Tickets go on sale December 5, 2016, at MIDNIGHT!

One of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory bursts onto the live stage with exhilarating results. When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. What he isn’t prepared for are the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, determined to exercise the control over the town’s youth that he cannot command in his own home. When the reverend’s rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren’s reputation, with many of the locals eager to believe the worst about the new kid. The heartfelt story that emerges is of a father longing for the son he lost and of a young man aching for the father who walked out on him. To the rockin’ rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated top 40 score (the soundtrack album reached number one on the Billboard charts and has sold over 15 million copies!) and augmented with dynamic new songs for the stage musical, FOOTLOOSE celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind.

This program is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of funds from the Georgia General Assembly. GCA is a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.


Group Tickets On Sale Now For Swamp Gravy

July is a very exciting time for us here at the Colquitt Miller Arts Council, because we are in the final stages of preparing for our brand new season of Swamp Gravy. This season, we are very proud to present Swamp Gravy: Home, a brand new production written by Will Murdock and directed by Katherine A. Willis. The stories in Home remind us that our home is more than just a place: a young woman spends her childhood being shifted from place to place, longing for a home she discovers wasn’t as far away as she always thought; as memories begin to fade and become confused, a couple finds home in the commitment they make to one another; the lessons a woman learns from her artist father inspire the way she views the world; a new girlfriend meets her boyfriend’s family for the first time, and learns keeping house means different things to different people; hilarity ensues when a directionally challenged young man takes a new job. These are just a few of the stories in this edition of Swamp Gravy, which will bring tears to your eyes, laughter from your belly, and remind you of Home.

We are now taking group reservations for both the October 2016 and the March 2017 runs of Swamp Gravy: Home. Making a group reservation now gives you the comfort of knowing that you have the seats you need reserved, with the flexibility of being able to generate interest and collect money from your group members before you pay.

This fall, performances of Swamp Gravy: Home are September 30th, October 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, & 22. In March, performances are March 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, & 25. Showings are Fridays at 7:30, and Saturdays at 2:00 and 5:30. All times are Eastern.

Tips and reminders as you make your reservations:

  • The earlier you make your reservation, the better your seats will be!
  • Let us know when you make your reservation if you need handicap accessible seating. We have limited accessible seating, and can’t often make space in the section day of. If your group member can climb one or two stairs, or even a few with help, we can get them seated in our regular seating.
  • You can make any changes you need to for your order before your payment is made. Please remember that if your group falls below 20 members, ticket price goes up to $22, and you will no longer be eligible for a complimentary ticket. (Group reservations receive 1 complimentary ticket for every 20 group members). After payment is made, you can add tickets to your order, but we do have a no refund policy on cancelled tickets.
  • Ticket payments are due in full 6 weeks before your selected performance, and we suggest having your group members turn in their money by the Sunday before your due date. Due dates are as follows:
    1. Sept 30/Oct 1 performances – payment due August 19th
    2. October 7/8 performances – payment due August 26th
    3. October 14/15 performances – payment due September 2nd
    4. October 21/22 performances – payment due September 9th.
    5. March 3rd/4th 2017 Performances – payment due January 20, 2017
    6. March 10/11 performances – Payment due January 27th, 2017
    7. March 17/18 performances – payment due February 3rd, 2017
    8. March 24/25 performances – payment due February 10th, 2017
  • Ticket orders that have not been confirmed and paid by their due date are subject to cancellation, unless special arrangements have been made.
  • There’s more to do in Colquitt than just the show! Schedule a mural tour for $5 per person (we can either put a tour guide on your bus, take you on a walking tour, or we have a handicap accessible tram that seats 12-14 adults comfortably.) Mural Tours last about an hour. Make plans to eat at one of our local restaurants, like the Tarrer Inn (229-758-2888) or Moby Dick (229-758-8141). Make sure you schedule time to visit our shops on the square, too!


Our office number is 229-758-5450. Please don’t hesitate to call if you have any questions! Our office is typically open Monday-Friday from 9AM – 5PM, unless show needs have us elsewhere. If you don’t get us immediately, don’t forget to leave a message! We may be on the other line, or in another part of the building.


We can’t wait to see you in Colquitt this season! We’ve got other events going on as well, such as our popular Christmas production, May-Haw Christmas (tickets for which are also on sale now). Make sure you visit often, sign up for our email list, and follow us on Facebook ( to stay up to date on all upcoming events.

Aladdin, Jr Cast List

Hi guys! Thank you so much for auditioning. We had lots of great talent, and I am very excited to get started. Our first rehearsal will be in May, so be on the lookout for more information about the schedule towards the end of APRIL. Please be sure to remember Aladdin, Jr. as you schedule your summer, as you were cast based on the conflicts you listed on your audition sheet. As new conflicts arise, please be sure to let us know.

As we still have a few outstanding Production Staff Applications, we won’t be posting that list until later in the week. Thanks for your patience.

Aladdin, Jr. Cast List

Narrator 1– Markcus Cooper

Narrator 2– Reagan Bellflower

Narrator 3– Dylan Clenney

Narrator 4– Anna Reichard

Narrator 5– Jamie Worsley

Aladdin– Rawls Grimsley

Jasmine– Maddie Frith

Genie– Riley Forrest

Sultan– Talvin Daniels

Razoul– Christian Reichard

Guard 1– Aden Strickland

Guard 2– Jackson Green

Iago– Andrew Winkler

Jafar– Will Cobb

Magic Carpet- Isaiah Langdon

Prince Baba of Ganoush– Riley Still

Prince Dahdú Rahn-Rahn- Terrell Houston

Prince Formerly Known as the Artist– Levi Werner

Matron– Abby Cloud

Harem Girl/ Jasmine Attendant- Kirstyn Green

Harem Girl/ Jasmine Attendant- Lacey Harrell 

Harem Girl/ Jasmine Attendant- Shelby Lane

Harem Girl/ Jasmine Attendant- Skyla Turner

Girl (“Rather Tasty” Solo)– Marci Warren

Baker– Mahanna Mercer

Townsperson 1– Reese Houston


Chloe Ard

Sophie Ard

Maddie Clenney

Ella Floyd

Amelia Harrell

Jaden Hodges

Rylee Hill

Maggie Joiner

Lola Linnenkohl

Summer Smith

Kaydee Tennant

Thayne Tennant

Landon Thompson

Chase Trawick

Mazie Werner

Cannon Jo Wiley

Thornton West

Harlieanne Williams

Abby Cloud

Kirstyn Green

Lacey Harrell

Reese Houston

Terrell Houston

Shelby Lane

Mahanna Mercer

Riley Still

Skyla Turner

Marci Warren

Levi Werner

Prince Ali Solo 1– Ella Floyd

Prince Ali Solo 2– Landon Thompson, Harlieanne Williams

Prince Ali Solo 3– Chloe Ard, Jaden Hodges, Maggie Joiner

Auditions for Aladdin, JR!



Auditions for CMAC Youth Theater’s production of Aladdin, Jr will be held Monday, February 8 and Tuesday, February 9, from 5 PM – 7:30 at the InterACT building (104 N 1st St, Colquitt, GA 39837). Auditions will be open to children 18 and under. Scripts will be provided, but children must come with prepared with a song to sing, which showcases their voice. For more information, please call 229-758-5450.

Performances will be June 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 2016, Fridays at 7:30, Saturdays at 2:00 and 5:30, and Sunday at 2:00

The Sound Of Music Cast List

Thank you all so much for auditioning! I cannot express how thankful I am that you guys were willing to share your talents with us.

The cast list is listed out below.

We faced a lot of difficult decisions, but I am so excited about this show and this cast. I cannot wait to get started.

For those of you under 18, don’t forget we have Aladdin auditions February 8th and 9th.
Thanks again,
Will Murdock

The Sound of Music Cast List

Maria Rainer– Abigail Phillips

The Mother Abbess– Tammy Lowe

Sister Berthe– Nan Stuart

Sister Margaretta– Tracy Hill

Sister Sophia– Sutton Stuart

Captain Von Trapp– Zack Price

Franz– John Werner

Frau Schmidt– Judy Jordan

Liesl von Trapp– Anna Reichard

Friederich von Trapp– Markcus Cooper

Louisa von Trapp– Jaycie Johnson

Kurt von Trapp– Dylan Clenney

Brigitta von Trapp– Reese Houston

Marta von Trapp- Breanna Crozier

Gretl von Trapp- Cannon Wiley

Rolf Gruber- Will Cobb

Baroness Elsa Schraeder- Michelle Still

Ursula- Janet Anderson

Max Detweiler- Hal Still

Herr Zeller- Richard Ward

Frau Zeller- Jennifer Roland

Baron Elberfeld– Luke Martin

Baroness Elberfeld– Elsa Crawford

New Postulant– Reagan Bellflower

Admirable von Schreiber– Andrew Heard


Neighbors of Captain von Trapp:

Emily Odom

Thomas Mitchell

Shelby Lane

Riley Still

Lacey Harrell

Tyner Cobb

Marci Warren

Talvin Daniels

Charley Sealy

Josh Lane

Jamie Worsley


Nuns, novices, postulants:

Emily Odom

Mattie Winburn

Reagan Bellflower

Jennifer Roland

Kelli Searcy

Charley Sealy

Reyse Atkinson

Marci Warren

Michaelia Crawford

Betty Murdock

Riley Forrest

Kaley Ingram

Anna Hunt

Lacey Harrell

Shelby Lane

Jamie Worsley

Grace Henley

Elsa Crawford



Josh Lane

Thomas Mitchell

Riley Still


Trio of the Saengerbund of Herwegen:

Riley Forrest

Reyse Atkinson

Mattie Winburn


Soloist of St. Agathe’s Church

Alida Ward

Up Next: HONK!

The CMAC Youth Theater presents “HONK! Jr” June 21, 22, 28, and 29 right her at Cotton Hall! Written by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe (dubbed “The brightest hopes for the future of the British musical” by The London Daily Telegraph), HONK! is the story of Ugly, whose odd, gawky looks instantly incite prejudice from his family and neighbors. Separated from the farm and pursued by a hungry Cat, Ugly must find his way home. Along his rollicking and harrowing journey he not only discovers his true beauty and glorious destiny, but also finds love and acceptance in all its forms.Honk Poster
CMAC Youth Theater Presents “HONK!”
June 21, 22, 28, 29, 2013
Fridays at 7:30, Saturdays at 2:00 and 5:30
Tickets are just $13 for adults, $7 for Students under 18